Data breaches – reducing the risks and mitigating the consequences

Recent figures published by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) show that local authorities continue to encounter difficulties with data protection, recording the second highest number of personal data breaches last year - a total of 233 incidents.

In this article we discusses some of the key steps that can be taken to reduce the risks of a breach occurring and mitigate the impact if they do. 

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Denise Brosnan

Partner - Operations Lead - Birmingham

I am a partner specialising in insurance law with a particular interest in local authority liabilities, novel and complex claims.

Elaine Fletcher


I specialise in data protection and freedom of information law. I believe that compliance done well is a business facilitator not a blocker, and that privacy by design brings commercial benefits.